FRANCIS E. SPINNER, TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE FIRST ADMINISTRATOR IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO EMPLOY WOMEN FOR CLERICAL JOBS
SPINNER, FRANCIS E. (1802-1890). Treasurer of the United States (1861-1875); Congressman; Banker; and Politician. Surprisingly scarce, Good Autograph Letter Signed “F. E. Spinner” as Treasurer, on Treasury of the United States letterhead. Four full pages, quarto. Washington, August 4, 1866.
SIMON BRADSTREET — LAST COLONIAL GOVERNOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY
BRADSTREET, SIMON. (1603-1697). His very scarce Signature, “Simon Bradstreet”, as cut from a letter, on a slip of paper. Approximately 2 ¼ x 1 inches. Very fine condition.
FLOYD BENNETT ~~ SIGNED AND DATED FROM THE FIRST FLIGHT TO THE NORTH POLE
BENNETT, FLOYD. (1890-1928). American Naval aviator; along with USN Commander Richard E. Byrd, credited with making the first flight to the North Pole in May 1926; was awarded the Medal of Honor. Surprising scarce, Autograph Sentiment Signed.
THE PIONEER BOTANIST, AND AGRICULTURALIST — LUTHER BURBANK — RECALLS READING THE ”YOUTH’S COMPANION” WHEN NINE OR TEN YERAS OLD AND LAMENTS HE HAS LITTLE TIME TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR THEM, NOTING: ”THE MAKERS OF HISTORY SELDOM WRITE IT”
BURBANK, LUTHER (1849-1926) American botanist, horticulturist, and a pioneer in agricultural science. Typed Letter Signed, “Luther Burbank,” On his name-imprinted “Burbank’s Experiment Farms” letterhead. One full page, small quarto. Santa Rosa, California. January 17, 1905.
MARK TWAIN AND HIS FELLOW HARTFORD, CONNETICUT CITIZENS SEEK TO ARRANGE A LECTURE ON MADAGASCAR!
CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. [MARK TWAIN]. (1835-1910.) American humorist, lecturer and writer. Manuscript Letter Signed, “Mark Twain”, in committee and by other prominent Connecticut residents. Two pages, quarto. Hartford, October 9, 1884.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ~~SIGNED AS A DELEGATE TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. (1706-1790). Founding Father of the United States; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; author and printer; political theorist and politician; scientist; inventor; statesman; and diplomat. Autograph Note Signed “Dr. Franklin”, in the third person. To: Charles Biddle (1745-1821), Vice-President of Pennsylvania. No place [Philadelphia], 8 May 1787. One page, oblong octavo. (4 x 6 3/8 in).
CHARLES A. LINDBERGH — LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, SOLO, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, DEDICATES A PHOTOGRAPH TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TAKEN FOR A CHECK UP AFTER LANDING AT LE BOURGET AERODROME JUST OUTSIDE PARIS!
LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-1874). American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist; First aviator to complete a solo transatlantic flight, which he did in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis. An absolutely Superb vintage sepia-toned, octavo Photograph Inscribed, on the photographic surface to the lower left of his image: “To one of my best / friends in France, / [the] Rene L’hopital. / Charles A. Lindbergh, / June 4, 1927”.